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International women’s day: Women deserve violence free future — NHRC

International women's day: Women deserve violence free future — NHRC

Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, says women deserve a future free from any form of violence and should be respected and included in all spheres of nation-building.

Ojukwu, according to a statement on Sunday by the commission’s Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Fatimah Agwai Mohammed, in commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day, noted that women are the reason for the growth of the human race and they play a very crucial role in development.

He said: “They deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotype and violence; the future that is sustainable, peaceful with equal rights and opportunities for all.

“We cannot get to such a wonderful future except we have women on every table where crucial decisions that benefit every person regardless of place and creed are made.

“Let’s all choose to challenge inequality and violence against women, equality for women is progress for all, countries with a higher level of gender equality have higher economic growth and better protection for rights of women; for instance, women participation in peace and security work and women negotiators will increase the chances of sustainable peace”.

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